Applying to University

Applications to Ontario Universities are mostly handled through OUAC, the Ontario Universities' Application Centre. 

Ontario Universities' Application Centre

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OUAC's DEADLINES are available by visiting or by clicking on the image below:

Deadline Dates

The OUAC site also lists other Important Dates , like expected dates for offers from universities, and dates by which you can or should respond to offers.


To learn more about the university programs themselves, each potential Ontario university applicant will receive an eINFO Companion Guide that directs students to the important resources available on the eINFO website.  Students can perform searches for scholarships using criteria such as grade range, university, monetary value and more. eINFO provides the most up to date information about Ontario university programs for high school students. Visit their site at, or by clicking on the image below.

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Grade 12 students

Choosing a college or university is one of the most important decisions an individual may make in their lifetime. It is important that students start their own research in the early fall of the year in which they plan to apply.  Start NOW! The actual procedure for completing an application form to attend an Ontario college or university is structured and simple; the difficult part of the process is searching for answers to such questions as:

  • Do I really want to go to university/college?
  • Why?
  • What program shall I take?
  • Which university/college is right for me?

Please consult your Guidance Counselor for assistance early in the semester. Often meaningful dialogue takes place once a student has done a little reading or research. From September through November each year, many university representatives visit Woodroffe HS to provide information and answer questions. Visits will be advertised on the school website in the Announcements section, read out in the morning announcements, and written in the school's Google Calendar.


During this time, students are urged to become familiar with the reference materials available in Guidance, check university websites and make an appointment with their counselor to discuss their future plans. Guidance also has a computer with Internet access for students to research university and college websites.


It is best to apply early. PINS (Personal Identification Numbers) will be available to potential grads in late October. Applications received by the January deadline will be given equal consideration for admission by the universities. APPLY ON-LINE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DEADLINE TO APPLY.


Apply online at when you receive your PIN.
Each potential WHS grad will be assigned a personal password (PIN) by OUAC (Ontario Universities' Application Centre). There will be an announcement at school indicating when and where the 'personal PIN' passwords can be picked up.

The other items needed are the Woodroffe HS school code (92550) and your student number.

Once you have accessed your online application, you can make changes to all information (except academic data), complete your university and program selections, and submit the online application along with the application processing fee ($150.00 for three choices and an additional $50 per choice). Once the application fee is received and validated by OUAC, the online application is transmitted electronically to the universities. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED BY OUAC until this service fee has been received and validated. All payments are made directly to OUAC. Online credit card payments are processed more quickly than cheques and money-orders.


OUAC will produce and send an application confirmation letter directly to you once they have processed your application.

If you drop a choice after submitting your application, and replace it with a new choice, your new choice will incur a charge. The only exception is if an applicant deactivates ("drops") a choice and adds a new choice or reactivates the original choice at the same university.


Your Grade 11 and 12 marks will be transmitted electronically to OUAC mid-November, mid-February, in late April and again in July.

BE SURE that your guidance counsellor knows about any night school, summer school, Saturday school, online or correspondence courses you are doing so this information can be sent to OUAC. Students are responsible for bringing report cards for these credits to their guidance counsellor.

The provincial government requires that all repeated subject marks at the Grade 11 and 12 level are available to post-secondary institutions for consideration in the admission process. Each university determines its own institution’s policy regarding the use of these grades.

Please refer to the individual university viewbooks and websites for details regarding their admission/selection process.


Should you wish to send supplementary material to the university, such as letters of reference, testimonials or documents regarding special circumstances, do not send them to OUAC. OUAC will not copy, process or forward any of this material. Send any such supplementary material directly to the university and identify it by your OUAC reference number. It is best to send this material as soon as you receive your application confirmation letter.


Final marks obtained at summer school should be sent to universities by students who have been given a conditional acceptance or a deferral in June. These marks must be sent BY THE STUDENT AS SOON AS THEY RECEIVE THEM.


Telephone number exclusively for applicant related inquiries: 1-519-823-1063


See each university calendar or website to see if you need to prove your proficiency in English. Students whose first language is not English may need to demonstrate that they can cope with the language demands of an English language university. Applicants who have less than three years of high school in English will need to write a language proficiency test.

All international applicants and Canadian citizens whose first language is not English may be required to:

a) Present transcripts to indicate that they have studied full-time for the last three years in a high school in which the primary language of instruction English. OR

b) Present proof that they have successfully completed one of the following language tests: TOEFL, CAEL, Can. Test., IELTS. Fees are charged for these tests.


You may be eligible to receive financial assistance from OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program).
Watch the video below for more information about how to apply.

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